Lawyer synonyms

loi'yər

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The definition of an attorney is a professional who has graduated from law school and who is licensed to represent clients in legal matters.
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One skilled in the law
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Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person.
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A person who speaks or writes in support of something
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A student of jurisprudence; jurist
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(Law) A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney.
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In England, a lawyer who argues cases in court. See also solicitor.
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Attributive form of legal eagle
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A public official, as a district attorney, who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State or people
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A party that is not involved in a particular litigation but that is allowed by the court to advise it on a matter of law or policy directly affecting the litigation.
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One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
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(Law) A person who institutes a prosecution in court
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The head of the U.S. Department of Justice and member of the President's Cabinet
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An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
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(US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.
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A lawyer
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An attorney holding a public office that handles cases involving a city, state, or other jurisdiction.
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One who is authorized to act on behalf of another; an agent.
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(Law) a master of jurisprudence.
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(Derogatory) An unethical attorney who solicits business at the scenes of accidents or in hospitals, in exchange for a percentage of the damages that will be recovered in the case.
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(Sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
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(Computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
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An attorney hired by the government for the purpose of defending anyone who is accused of a crime but who is unable to afford to hire an attorney. The right to such a defense is guaranteed by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
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In the U.S., a lawyer serving in a specified judicial district as prosecutor for the state or for the federal government in criminal cases
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(Informal) A clever, shrewd, or tricky lawyer, esp. one skilled in taking advantage of legal technicalities
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Someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law and politics.
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The definition of a pettifogger is a lawyer who handles minor cases using unethical manors, or a cheater.
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(--- U.S. Air Force) A noncommissioned officer of the fourth grade, ranking above airman first class and below staff sergeant
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An attorney; a counsel.
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One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
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A law officer of similar rank in certain U.S. states and in England
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A spokesman who speaks on behalf of someone else
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A member of the common people who holds no title or rank.
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Synonym Study

  • Counsel , often equivalent to counselor , is frequently used collectively for a group of counselors
  • Attorney , usually, and its British equivalent, solicitor , always, refer to a lawyer legally empowered to act for a client, as in drawing up a contract or will, settling property, etc.
  • Counselor and its British equivalent, barrister , refer to a lawyer who conducts cases in court
  • Lawyer is the general term for a person trained in the law and authorized to advise or represent others in legal matters
Find another word for lawyer. In this page you can discover 50 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lawyer, like: legal adviser, attorney, legist, counsel, advocate, jurisprudent, counselor, barrister, legal-eagle, legal practitioner and prosecuting attorney.